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Cockapoo Characteristics: The Sociable and Loving Cockapoo is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Cocker Spaniel / Poodle. The Cockapoo, is characterized by its cheeky, cute appearance with its friendly, loyal temperament.

This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Cockadoodle' puppies that incorporated the sweet and stable temperament of the Cocker Spaniel with the high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle. The temperament of the Cockapoo can be described as Loyal, happy, friendly.

The coat type of the Cockapoo is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Cockapoo demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Cockerdoodle". The origin of the Cockapoo dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the 1970's.

Cockapoo Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Cocker Spaniel / Poodle: The Cockapoo is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Cocker Spaniel / Poodle. The hybrid Cockapoo is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Other names for the Cockapoo: The Cockapoo is known by the nickname of the "Cockerdoodle". Other names for this breed of dog include the Cockadoodle, American Cockapoo, Cockerpoo and Spoodle

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Cockapoo" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Cockapoo History and Origin: The country of origin of the Cockapoo breed was in United States during the 1970's. The lineage of the hybrid Cockapoo is a combination of two dog breeds. The Cocker Spaniel, the "Woodcock pigeon hunter", originated in the United States as a bird flusher to hunt the timberdoodle during the 1800's. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's.

The Cockapoo was developed to combine the visual appeal and gentle, stable personality traits of the Cocker Spaniel (think of the cartoon movie Lady and the Tramp) with the super intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

The Cockapoo is an affectionate, dependable and adaptable dog that is suited to either a rural or urban environment. The Cockapoo is highly sociable and gets on well with everyone from dogs to cats and from children to strangers. The Cockapoo has become one of the most popular ' Designer Dogs' and a favorite family pet.

Cockapoo Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male Cockapoo dog is 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm) . The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Cockapoo Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male Cockapoo dog is 12 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Cockapoo Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type consisting of soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy/ringlet coat, a tight curly / ringlet coat or a straight coat.

Cockapoo Coat Colors: The colors of the Cockapoo dog hybrid consist of assorted colors and patterns commonly consisting of black with red or tan and sable. N.B. Sable is a dark brown color.

Cockapoo Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Cockapoo is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Cocker Spaniel or the Poodle. The Cocker Spaniel has moderate grooming requirements whereas the Poodle has high grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements of the Cockapoo should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Cockapoo Litter Size: The litter size of the Cockapoo ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Cockapoo puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Cockapoo puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Cockapoo Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Sociable, Loyal, happy, friendly and Loving.

Cockapoo Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Cockapoo requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one hour every day. This small dog has a smooth, easy gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your Cockapoo to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Cockapoo Diet: A fully grown Cockapoo should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Cockapoo Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Cockapoo breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Cockapoo dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Cockapoo Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Cockapoo breed is 14 to 18 years.

Cockapoo Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Cockapoo breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Cockapoo names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Roscoe *** Scout *** Luke *** Bo *** Ziggy *** Chico *** Spike *** Sparky *** Tyson *** Hunter *** Chance *** Brady *** Coco.

Cockapoo Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Cockapoo girl dog. Our top choice of good female Cockapoo names are Baby *** Sally *** Minnie *** Macy *** Willow *** Josie *** Gigi *** Peanut *** Heidi *** Cassie *** Cocoa *** Samantha *** Jessie.

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